remington primers (soft)

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  1. mi-fordson

    mi-fordson

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    When we could not find primers (glad that is all over) all i could find in small pistol was some remington small pistol. This is the first time i ever used remington normaly use winchester or wolf, anyway i just ran out and started useing the remingtons and when i got done and was case gauging i noticed that the primer on most has a dent or a scratch. I shot a few of the bad looking ones and all shot fine. Have any of you guys seen this with remington primers? I am loading on a dillon 450 with the 550 up grade priming system.


    Thanks mi-fordson
     
  2. BigDog[RE]

    BigDog[RE] NRA Member

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    I've had that issue sometimes with Win primers if there is a flake of powder in the priming cup. The powder will leave a dent or an impression in the primer.
     

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    i use the same primers and load w/ a hand priming tool. every primer has an indentation from the tool. I've been told that it is not a big deal.
     
  4. Murphy's Law

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    Sometimes you'll get a little "shaving" piece of brass in the primer cup which will leave the dent indication. I sometimes have a "bottled air" can near my loading so I can blow it off quickly. That or an old tooth-brush works fine. Nothing to worry about..... continue on.
     
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    Every 100rds I check my primer cup for crap that get on it.
     
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    Well, maybe the primer shortage is over for you in the MI economy, but most places are still running very short on pistol primers across the country. I use a lot of RP, they are no softer than any other. Like the guys said, keep the primer cup clean w/ a brush or compressed air.
     
  7. mi-fordson

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    Thanks for the help i will try to keep the primer cup cleaner just wanted to make sure everything was ok...



    mi-fordson